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A Conversation With New York Times Film Critic A.O. Scott
“There are critics who see their job as to be on the side of the artist, or in a state of imaginative sympathy or alliance with the artist. I think it’s important for a critic to be populist in the sense that we’re on the side of the public. I think one of the reasons is, frankly, capitalism. Whether you’re talking about restaurants or you’re talking about movies, you’re talking about large-scale commercial enterprises that are trying to sell themselves and market themselves and publicize themselves. A critic is, in a way, offering consumer advice.”
Isaac Chotiner | Slate | Feb 2016
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Higher and Higher

Defensive end Shawn King was the 36th pick in the 1995 draft. His career with the Carolina Panthers didn’t turn out as planned.

Michael Graff | SB Nation | Jan 2016
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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Six Months Dry"

Sober living, loss, and unexpected connections.

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Why Did Two Parents Murder Their Adopted Child?

Asunta Fong Yang was adopted as a baby by a wealthy Spanish couple. Aged 12, she was found dead beside a country road. Not long after, her mother and father were arrested.

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Can You Forgive Him?
“Be careful. The toe you stepped on yesterday may be connected to the ass you have to kiss today.”

A profile of the late Buddy Cianci, who was twice forced to resign as mayor of Providence after being convicted of felonies.

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The Most Amazing Bowling Story Ever

In a Plano bowling alley one night, Bill Fong came so close to perfection that it nearly killed him.

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‘This Man Will Almost Certainly Die’

There is a little-known network of 11 federal prisons in America called Criminal Alien Requirement facilities. They exclusively house men who lack U.S. citizenship and have been convicted of crimes. They are all run privately. And over the last 18 years, they have allowed scores of inmates to die from diseases that could have been treated.

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Panty Raid

“She is a tech bro — except she’s a woman, trying to sell underwear. Or, as she sees it, innovating in the ‘period space.’” A profile of Miki Agrawal, founder of Thinx.

Noreen Malone | New York | Jan 2016
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How Chris Jackson Is Building a Black Literary Movement

A profile of the editor behind Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Between the World and Me, Jay Z’s Decoded, and more.

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The Devil at 37,000 Feet

There were so many ways the two planes could have avoided the collision. The odds were so slim. But high above the Amazon in 2006, a combination of technology and human fallibility brought them together.

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Winona, Forever

Winona Ryder has always been trapped in her own anticipatory nostalgia, and the public has always wanted to keep her there.

Soraya Roberts | Hazlitt | Jan 2016
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How the Gold King Mine Spill Threatens the Navajo Nation

Last August, contaminated water escaped from an abandoned mine in Colorado and traveled down the Animas River to Shiprock, the second-largest city in the Navajo Nation. Two weeks later, the EPA declared the sludge-filled river safe.

Robert Sanchez | 5820 | Feb 2016
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Indian Women Seeking Jobs Confront Taboos and Threats

The women would walk 10 miles from the village to the meat packing plants. Their pay supported drunk husbands and hungry children. When they were told to stop, they broke with tradition and went to the law.

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Where the Bodies Are Buried

How forensic anthropologist Sue Black does her job.

Helen Lewis | New Statesman | Jan 2016
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The Bouvier Affair

How an art shipper took advantage of the market’s opaque rules and shadowy deal-making to rip off a Russian oligarch.

Sam Kinght | New Yorker | Feb 2016
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Inside the Eye: Nature’s Most Exquisite Creation

How animals see.

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Death of a Troll

The story behind an online gamer’s suicide.

Alina Simone | The Guardian | Jan 2016
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The Parrots of Serenity Park

The surprising bond between damaged birds and traumatized veterans.

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Welcome to America — Now Spy pn Your Friends

For immigrants from Muslim-majority countries, applications for visas, asylum, green cards, and naturalization can take decades. Unless you’re willing to be an informant for the FBI.

Talal Ansari | Buzzfeed | Jan 2016
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Who Knows Best

Should having an intellectual disability disqualify a mother from raising her child?

Lisa Miller | New York | Jan 2016
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